Here's how B1G teams will be replicating crowd noise for the 2020 season
The Big Ten is providing teams with audio tracks so they can replicate crowd noise during game play and moments of celebration, per a press release from Ohio State.
The release says the “murmur” of game noise will be at 70 decibels with the ability to get as high as 90 decibels during key moments.
Not sure if this was out there previously but, per an Ohio State release, the Big Ten provided each school with a crowd noise track to be played at 70 decibels during the run of play and 90 during celebrations.
— Ethan Sears (@ethan_sears) October 19, 2020
According to a University of Michigan medical chart, 70 decibels is equivalent to office noise or being on the inside of a car at 60 miles per hour. At 90 decibels, the noise will be similar to shouted conversation.
With very limited capacity allowed at games due to the coronavirus pandemic, that level of artificial crowd noise should provide at lease some element of normalcy for players and coaches.
The Big Ten’s season kicks off with a showdown between Illinois and Wisconsin on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET.